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SCO vs Novell - Scandal of Title lawsuit
Posted by: cat_herder_5263 2004-01-21 16:45:37
Ms. DiDio didn't check her facts very carefully before offering her opinion:
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"My opinion is that, on the surface, the executives at Caldera (which originally bought the Unix System V copyrights in 1995 from Novell and were all ex-Novell executives) would have had to have been extremely stupid or crazy to pay in excess of $100 million and not get the copyrights," DiDio said.
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Caldera didn't purchase Unix System V copyrights from Novell. An entirely different company, The Santa Cruz Operation, purchased the UnixWare business from Novell to supplement its own OpenServer Unix platform. The Santa Cruz Operation sold its Unix business and access to its VAR pipeline to Caldera Intl in 2001.
There wasn't a cadre of ex-Novell executives involved with The Santa Cruz Operation's purchase of UnixWare from Novell.
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